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to take their minds off is the devastation even if it was just for a might. >>> president barack obama gets back on the campaign trail and they are focusing on the super storm. mitt romney meantime campaigns in virginia and coming up at 6:15 the controversy calm -- controversial campaign that attacks president barack obama from the bailout. >>> how are the roads out there? >> well, incase you have not looked tside or incase you are turning on the television, let's go outside and take a look at what we have. yesterday this at this time it is going to be much more of a normal day getting in and out of san francisco and that goes for transit as well. san mateo bridge, you can see it is wet on the roads there, not bad traffic as you head over to the peninsular. and this morning in the silicone valley, northbound 101, we are off to a nice start getting into the west valley you may want to take advantage of your opportunity, let's go to steve. >> san jose didn't get that, clearing tonight and we'll see that fog form willing. it went into the north bay and stalled out. it is really starting t
president barack obama will travel to new jersey to survey the damage left behind by hurricane sandy. he canceled his campaign appearances for a third straight day. he visited the red cross headquarters and today he will tour with chris christie and he is one of the most prominent supporters and he has repeatedly praised president barack obama's response to sandy. >>> there are three events in the battle ground state of florida. he turned what happened as a campaign event into a storm relief effort. people were encouraged to bring relief supplies and mitt romney helped to bag them up for shipping. >>> and a jump in gas prices. at 44 temperature 5 we will -- 4:45 we will hear what they have to say now. >>> they approve a development plan that will force 150 people to look for new homes. it is home to people living on their boats or on rvs. tenants knew the property was for sale and there are other housing options for sale. >> there are 22 areas that have vacancy. >> they plan to develop 444 units on the site. residents will have to move by the end of the year but no timetable has been set
and where we were see some drizzle. why it's so important >>> president obama is working -- says hurricane sandy will affect over 60 million americans. power outages are long and widespread. scott mcfarlane, where the nightmare storm has arrived. scott? >> on capitol hill a few miles away from president obama and the white house. we can tell you the conditions are deteriorating rapidly. the wind and rain will be picking up. it will get worst. the city right now is on lock down. it is empty. the government is closed. the white house, con congress, federal agents are shut down for business. emergency personnel are working here today. once more, mass transit, train stations are empty. and power outages are looming up to several million people could lose power by midnight. president obama had to campaign the stops in florida and ohio to deal with the emergency. he spoke after a briefing in the white house situation room. transportation room is tied up for a long time. friday, the significant impact for a lot of people in addition to flooding will be getting power back up. we anticipate there a
to the ground and then the hurricane-force winds fanned those flames. well, later today, president obama will tour storm damage in new jersey while mitt romney lets -- gets back on the campaign trail. coming up for you at 7:15, how -- how sandy is affecting the presidential race and why one of mitt romney's prominent supporters is praising president obama. >>> and at ktvu.com. , you can get all of the later -- and at ktvu.com, you can get all of the information about sandy and how you can help the victims. >> they need a lot of help. >> yes. >>> want to check in with sal. see what's happening on the roads. it's gonna be a little different morning, i imagine because of the parade in san francisco. of course a lot more people, a lot of the b.a.r.t. lots are filling up quickly. so just make plans if you are still trying to get to the city. maybe you can get a friend or take the bus to the b.a.r.t. station. we have more people getting in through. i had a friend of mine say, what's going on? why are all of these people going into the city. then i told them why and i told them it would be a bi
storm in the northeast. president obama spoke in green bay, wisconsin just a few hours ago. >> governor romney has been using all his tail limits as a sales map to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. the very same policies we have been cleaning up after for the past four years. >> with just five days left until the election president obama hit the trail today and came out swinging against mitt romney, he also touched preyful on the storm's impact, pledging to help those whose lives in his words have been turned upside down. >> there is no question in my view that -- that we really can't have four more years like the last 4 years, i know the obama folks are chanting 4 more years, four more years but or chant is this, five more days, five more days is our chant. >> just about an hour ago mitt romney held a rally in roanoke, virginia, romney once again asked supporters to donate to the red cross to help the storm victims but he quickly turned his sites on the election, mocking president obama for suggesting a cabinet level department of business. romney said
's job report is fueling reaction along the campaign trail from both president barack obama and governor mitt romney. >> today our businesses have created nearly 5 and a half million new jobs and this morning we learned companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> not surprisingly governor romney saw today's report a little differently than the president, he says the economy is at a virtual stand still. >> today we learned that it is actually 7.9%, that is 9 million jobs short of what he promised. ing employment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> folic his comments in wisconsin romney headed to ohio where president obama is also campaigning today. recent polls show the president with a slight lead in ohio. but a new poll shows nationwide the race remains a virtual deadlock. the washington post tracking poll shows 49% of likely voters across the country support president obama. while 48% say they are voting for his challenger mitt romney. >>> new at noon community members in an east oakland neighborhood at this hour are celebrat
today president obama and republican candidate mitt romney used the numbers to their favor. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney see one number in two very different ways. just listen to their supporters chants. >> four more years, four more years, four more years. >> four more day, four more days, four more days. >> reporter: president obama and his running mate vice president joe biden focused on new jobs added to the economy. >> this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> we created 5.4 million new sector jobs. >> reporter: there are now more workers in america than there were when the president took office in january of 2009. but that includes an increase in the number of people who can only find part time work. mitt romney says look at a different number. >> today we learned that it's actually 7.9% and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> reporter: hiring has barely kept up, and more than 10 million people can't find a job. p
that president barack obama has only quote made the problem worse. >> the president's campaign slogan is this, forward. but for 23 million americans trying to find a job these past four years feel more like backward. >>> for the democrats, joe biden hit the trail today while president barack obama spent the day in washington, d.c. >> it is always america is in decline. i got news for them. romney and ryan are -- america is not in decline you are in denial. >> biden at a rally in keep oshaa, wisconsin. the polls have the -- kenosha, wisconsin. the polls have barack obama ahead in wisconsin. >>> bay area community college is showing students how they will be effected if they fail to pass an ordinance. the classes highlighted in red will only be offered if proposition 30 passes next month. if it fails the district says it will have to cut about 100 classes at the classes in livermore including science, english, math and history coursees. >>> a 27-year-old man was shot and killed. he was standing outside of the halfway house where he lives wait for a ride to work. it happened at 5:45 this morning
in the works in san francisco. find out where coming up in just about half an hour. >> president obama stayed off the campaign trail today resting a hoarse voice. first lady michelle obama picked up the slack appearing in las vegas. >> that's right. four more years. four more years. four more years. >> mrs. obama addressed a crowd of supporters. president obama has worked hard to improve the economy, healthcare and education. she reminded them quote, this is the president that took out osama bin laden. early voting began in nevada last week and one-fourth of the states voters have cast their ballots. >>> mitt romney campaigned today in iowa where he mocked president obama's campaign slogan. >> the president's campaign slogan is this. forward. but to 23 million americans struggling to find a good job these last four years feel a lot more like backward. >> romney said president obama's campaign quote, falls short of the magnitude of these times. if he is elected president he'll make policy changes that bring the economy, in his words, roaring back. find out how your political views align with t
in colorado ohio romney told supporters president obama is not the man to lead the country for another four years years. >> you see he's reelected you're going to have the status quo. he calls it forward, i call it forewarned. >> romney is off to florida while ryan continues to campaign in ohio. >> it's always america is in decline, america is not in decline, you're in denial. >> reporter: as for the democrats, vice president joe biden hit the trail in ohio, president obama spent the day in washington, d.c. >>> and coming up in eight minutes we sit down with a group of northern california voters, what's on their minds as they pick a president and help shape the future of the nation. >>> more bad news tonight for hockey fans what we've learned about plans for a full nhl season. the giants in detroit later in sports what ryan vogelsan had to say about starting tomorrow in game three. >> i'm going to have the forecast for game three, i think you're going to be surprised on how cool the temperatures are going to be and of course we have the bay area weekend, see you back here in a few minutes,
2012 coverage. at a nighttime rally in colorado ohio romney told supporters president obama is not the man to lead the country for another four years years. >> you see he's reelected you're going to have the status quo. he calls it forward, i call it forewarned. >> romney is off to florida while ryan continues to campaign in ohio. >> it's always america is in decline, america is not in decline, you're in denial. >> reporter: as for the democrats, vice president joe biden hit the trail in ohio, president obama spent the day in washington, d.c. >>> and coming up in eight minutes we sit down with a group of northern california voters, what's on their minds as they pick a president and help shape the future of the nation. >>> more bad news tonight for hockey fans what we've learned about plans for a full nhl season. the giants in detroit later in sports what ryan vogelsan had to say about starting tomorrow in game three. >> i'm going to have the forecast for game three, i think you're going to be surprised on how cool the temperatures are going to be and of >>> developing news
tuesday. as expected, president obama and governor romney see the report differently. romney calls it stagnation. >> today, we learn that it's actually 7.9%, and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> the republican presidential nominee also says voters will decide next tuesday between what he calls stagnation, and prosperity. >>> president obama is campaigning in in ohio. he says the jokes report shows a pattern -- jobs report shows a pattern of progress. >> our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs, and the companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last 8 month. >> the president said despite another month of job growth, there is still more work to do. and only on 2 tonight, a last look at california voters sentiment towards the presidential race. what is motivating them to vote for or against the candidate, and how the vice presidential picks are impacting votes. >>> we talk a lot about crime in oakland, but oakland is the scene of a huge party on the first friday of eve
either way it depends on who you ask. >> reporter: president barack obama and mitt romney see one number in two very different ways. just litch -- listen to supporters chapters. >> four more years,. >> four more days. >> so, monthly unemployment numbers take on different interpretations especially when they are released on the friday before a presidential election. president barack obama and his runningmate focused on 171,000 new jobs add to the economy. >> this morning we learned companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last eight months. >> created 5.4 new private sector jobs. >> reporter: for the first time there are now more workers in america than when the president took off in january 2009. mitt romney says look at a different number. we learned it is 7.9%. that is 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than what barack obama took off. >> reporter: hiring barely kept up with the population and 12 million people can not find a job. polls show americans think the economy and jobs are the major issues this time. back to you. >>> o
. it is now down to the finish line today president obama and republican candidate mitt romney used the numbers to their favor. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney see one number in two very different ways. just listen to their supporters chants. >> four more years, four more years, four more years. >> four more day, four more days, four more days. >> reporter: president obama and his running mate vice president joe biden focused on new jobs added to the economy. >> this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> we created 5.4 million new sector jobs. >> reporter: there are now more workers in america than there were when the president took office in january of 2009. but that includes an increase in the number of people who can only find part time work. mitt romney says look at a different number. >> today we learned that it's actually 7.9% and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> reporter: hiring has barely kept up, and more th
obama said new york was a top priority and promised help. amtrak plans to restore service and it is free to ride mass transit today. they are trying to get officials back running and most new jersey is skull shut down. environmentalists say the state may not want to rebuild because of more extreme weather but if they do build they should build behind more walls and 6 5,000 people are still in shelters. >>> a driver who hit two children in the crosswalk, the the accident happened while trick or treating. a 10-year-old and 40-year-old boy were taken to the hospital. it is unclear whether the driver will face charges. the meanwhile officials say a driver was killed after crashing a car on todd road last night. authorities have not said what caused that crash. >>> bart may have a solution for nasty problems. they are trying block wind rain and homeless people on escalators no word on when the protection plan will become reatty. >> definitely people need to be careful out there pam and brian. you can see it is raining out there and you will need some extra time for your mean -- travel and thi
as they fanned the flames. >>> today president barack obama will see the storm damage in new jersey firsthand while mitt romney gets back on the campaign trail. coming up, 5:15 how sandy is affecting the resident -- presidential race and one of the major supporters is praising obama. >>> and members of the red cross are really helping storm victims, and they need blood donations. jeanine della vega is live at a blood donation center, how can they help jeanine? >>> well, they are actually help ago live taser because of a desperate need on the east coast. they are cause thing cancellations because of three red cross areas and the agency expects more as the storm moves west. so far those cancellations have resulted in a shortfall of more than 9,000 blood and plate late donations. besides trying to recruit people locally they have sent seven people to the bay area and they are sending them as part of the relief effort. they have provided food for victims. there are red cross workers on standby here and they are encouraging people to donate blood and all types are needed especially o positive, a n
to be compared with those on the voter registration card. >>> president barack obama gets back to the campaign trail after focusing his response to hurricane sandy. the president is getting a boost in the final days of his campaign, allison? >> reporter: it is still an extremely tight race, pam but president barack obama is getting resounding praise for his response to the hurricane crisis and showed a more compassionate side while touring storm damage while touring yesterday. even mitt romney's big booster is applauding the president's handling of the crisis and now he gets back to colorado, wisconsin and nevada. mitt romney avoided mentioning the president by name or launching direct attempts at the president but he did have a closing argument. >> i have a plan to execute change and to make it happen. >> and the brouhaha over the next auto bailout... >> allison burns, president barack obama wants new opposition leaders in syria. the change in policy comes after the syrian kraus fails. it crash council fails. -- hillary rodham clinton said we have to protect the country from oppositionests. >
saw when he got out to tour the damaged area. he will do the same with president obama. >>> all right, thank you craig. from new jersey we go to our weather center our chief meteorologist. what's the situation now with that massive storm. >> the storm is still massive. the worse is over. that tial surge, the big surf of last night that's when the real problems happen. we're going to see continued sunshine. over the next 24 hours it makes it way into eastern new york. it is massive, it extends from chicago south, northern atlanta, norfolk and maine. look how big that thing is. continued problems especially if you're trying to fly in and out of any of the major hubs out of the united states in the next few hours and into the united states. we'll see you back here in a little bit. >>> despite the extensive damage from sandy the new york stock exchange is set to reopen tomorrow. right now workers are running through an extensive testing of the stock exchange systems in the home that they can flush out any problems. the stock exchange was closed yesterday and today due to that storm. the l
that number could go higher. president obama got an up close look today at the devastation. he toured the jersey shore with republican governor chris christie. reporter kraig boswell joins us live to talk about the long road ahead, and the problems that remain. >> reporter: julie, good evening to you. president obama, governor christy landed just to our north here. we're in north atlantic city along the boardwalk here. the northern part of the boardwalk that is no longer there. the president said help is on the way. they will not rest until everyone has rebuilt. words, optimistic words that people here really needed to hear so they can figure out what to do next. >> catastrophe, it's going to take a long time to recover from it. >> reporter: in some areas, people are able to begin cleaning up. crews are pumping water out of flooded dwellings, and residents are throwing out possessions ruined by the storm. >> i grew up around here, never saw anything like this before. >> reporter: a total of 6 million people are still without power. limited transportation services are causing more hea
. president obama got an up close look today at the devastation. he toured the jersey shore with republican governor chris christie. reporter kraig boswell joins us live to talk about the long road ahead, and the problems that remain. >> reporter: julie, good evening to you. president obama, governor christy landed just to our north here. we're in north atlantic city along the boardwalk here. the northern part of the boardwalk that is no longer there. the president said help is on the way. they will not rest until everyone has rebuilt. words, optimistic words that people here really needed to hear so they can figure out what to do next. >> catastrophe, it's going to take a long time to recover from it. >> reporter: in some areas, people are able to begin cleaning up. crews are pumping water out of flooded dwellings, and residents are throwing out possessions ruined by the storm. >> i grew up around here, never saw anything like this before. >> reporter: a total of 6 million people are still without power. limited transportation services are causing more headaches for those trying to get ba
of natural causes. he was 47 years old. >>> president obama is conevening a meeting to help those states battered by super storm sandy. the president traveled to hard hit areas on wednesday and today's meeting at the white house includes top aides, the head of fema and by the telephone, the governors of new york, new jersey and connecticut. and in this morning's weekly addressed. the president pledged to help storm victims to rebuild no matter how long it takes. >> as president, i promise them this, your country be there for you for as long as it takes to recover and rebuild. >> following this morning's meeting, they will fan out to tour damaged areas to make sure that necessary resources shall being provided. that includes gasoline because there's a shortage. and the long lines for gas still visible in some states. new jersey is actually rationing gas. >>> some people in new york cheered this morning when the lights came back on. the number of people without power drops from 2.6 million from a high of 8 million. the storm has left 175 people dead, including 106 in the united states. >>>
this morning, president obama was scheduled to appear at a rally in orlando, fra, this morning, but just about 45 minutes ago, we got word from the white house that the president will not attend the orlando event and is, instead, returning to washington to oversee the government's emergency response to hurricane sandy. and mitt romney canceled campaign appearanceness virginia yesterday and events in new york -- i'm sorry, new hampshire tomorrow. today, romney is campaigning in ohio, iowa and wisconsin, both romney and obama campaigns say they will suspended their fundraising e-mails to voters on the east coast out of consideration for the storm's impact. >>> hurricane sandy, its impact already being felt on the u.s. financial markets. there will be no trading on the floors of the new york stock exchange or the nasdaq today no. electronic trading on those markets, either. they could remain closed tomorrow as well but that decision will be made later today. >>> people who live in treasure island can stop boiling their drinking water now. the tests show the water is now safe to drink. the san fra
was out for four and a half hours today touring the damage. he'll tour tomorrow with president obama. the wheels are turning for that relief but they're going to have to turn a little faster and they're going to have to get through some other things first. they've got to get everything going, get families to their homes to see what type of relief they actually need. gasia back to you. >> thank you so much. craig boz sell reporting live for us near atlantic city. >>> sandy is leaving behind a lot of snow in north carolina. students got the day off from classes. frozen roads shut down transportation throughout that region keeping children at home. more snow and freezing temperatures are expected in the appalachian overnight with strong gusty winds creating drift. go to ktvu.com to stay updated on that superstorm. we also have a link of slide show from the damage. look for superstorm sandy tab right there at the top of our home page. >>> memo park is set to tell us negotiators what it wants from facebook. the meeting about the proposed expansion is set for tomorrow night. facebook wants
that out. >> president obama and chris kristie met with residents. >> i don't know what to do. >> reporter: many homeowners have no flood insurance and the water remains. >> with power out like lie for days yet, gas stations rationing fuel. in manhattan traffic is move bug power is still out. officials today confirmed 110 homes there's no that downed power line fire. new jersey's seaside park -- roller coast, a similar it will of what may be the costliest storm in history. >>> new york city mayor bloomberg did the honor this morning reopening the stock exchange after a two day shutdown. they are running on generators. stocks closed slightly lower. analyst say investors will a lot of information digest. >>> there's still a chance sunday's race will be called off. city officials have the final word and must determine if it's safe enough to hold the race. >>> and red cross relief heads east. what the organization is asking people here to do to lend a hand. >>> it is a rare case to prosecutor. robert honda was in the court as a school principal accused of violating a school law of reporting po
obama while 48% say they are voting for his republican challenger mitt romney. >>> your time is 7:03. in overnight news a san francisco apartment fire could have been a lot worse according to neighbors. if one man would have not sumped into action. the fire started at 10:30 last night on balboa street in the richmond district. a man who lives in the building filmed this video. he talked to a neighbor who was fighting the flames with a fire extinguisher before the firefighters arrived. [ inaudible ] >> the firefighters are telling us at least one person has been displaced. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >>> a man in san jose is very lucky to be alive this morning. thanks to his dog who helped save him from his burning house. fire broke out on ivy creek circle about 9:00 last night. crews say the dog kept barking. woke up the man who then took three of his dogs and then ran out of the house. one of his dogs though did not get out and died in the fire. firefighters are still investigating the cause of the fire. >>> happening now a group of walmart workers are dem
obama is asking people to be patient after the storm blows through. >> even after the storm is over, it's going to take a considerable amount of time for planes, trains and so forth to get back on schedule. >> reporter: andrew cuomo shutting down some of the city's bridges and tunnels and deploying troops for residents in long island. >> as the surge becomes more and more, long island becoming more and more vulnerable. >> despite the danger people are ignoring warnings to evacuate. >> i've never seen anything like this in my life so hopefully we'll be okay. >> reporter: it was just a few hours ago we thought we might be in the clear. then all of a sudden the wind shifted, winds picked up again and this temperature has dropped at least 20 degrees. we're told now that this storm that is combined with two other tomorrows could be combined with three other storms in west virginia. we're live, craig boswell. >>> the u.s. coast guard rescued more than one dozen people after a tall ship sank 90 miles off the coast of north carolina. 14 people were rescued, a 15th was rescued later. the ship's
president barack obama with sandy. >>> let's check in on the morning commute, salt? >> -- sal? >>> most people are using transit and metering lights, some people may be driving and also, it is moving along well if you are driving along interstate 880 and oakland. westbound ever 80, there is a little bit of slow -- 580s there is a little bit of slowed traffic but by the time you reach livermore, it answer out -- it evens out. >>> cloudy overall the temperatures can wait, it is not even moving, this system is slowing down tremendously and that is why the forecast model bridges it in by 5:00 than could be some light rain or drizzle by then. again i think it is too fast. there is a system of that is slowly coming through and there is not enough for me to say let's speed things up. we did one south an advance of this system coming in but where is the rain, we can't pick it up yet, it is close but not there yet and it is a long -- it is a lodge way from getting here. further north better opportunity. it will lift cloudy showers and this is more clouds than anything else and then we get it ou
. both president obama and mitt romney are packing in appearances in swing states with just four days left before election day. president obama has three campaign events in ohio today. the president has now received the endorsement of new york city mayor michael bloomberg an independent. he is endorsing president obama because the president's leadership on climate change. meanwhile mitt romney begins today with a campaign event in wisconsin before he too moves on to ohio. tonight romney will appear with paul ryan at a rally in west chester, ohio. they will be joined by many of romney sportiers including speaker of the house john boehner. >>> there is heartbreak for a n family torn apart by sandy. the bodies of two young boys were found in the marsh. coming up the mother says no one answered about her calls for help. >>> well, today is the day many apple fans have been waiting for. delivery of the knew ipad mini. u.s. apple stores will deliver them to people who placed early orders. many placed last week. it's a little more expensive than many expected with a starting price of $329. >>
will say and how both president obama and mitt romney are expected to spend the result -- spin the results. new poll is out suggesting the race for the white house is still neck and neck. the washington post tracking poll shows 49% of likely voters nation-wide support president obama. while 48% say they support republican challenger mitt romney. >>> now to our continuing coverage of sandy. it has killed at least 157 people in the u.s., canada, and the caribbean combined. 4.5million homes and businesses are still without power. that is also deepening the ongoing gap crisis out there. it has forced many gas stations to close while disrupting the flow of fuel from refineries to the stations that are open. the wait at some stations two hours long. >>> new jersey trying to make sure sandy does not ruin tuesday's election. military trucks will serve as polling places in flood ravage communities. the state is concerned many of its 3,000 polling places do not have electricity. the deadline to mail in ballot applications has been extended until the end of today. the bay area increasing its efforts
the first responders who will have to assist you in an emergency. >> reporter: president obama has this advice for those living in the storm's path. >> you need to take this very seriously and follow the instructions of your state and local officials because they are going to be providing you with the best advice in terms of how to deal with this storm over the coming days. >> reporter: all right. welcoming back out here live, you're taking a look at the atlantic right now. again, churning up there and keep in mind this is just a preview of sandy because we expect the conditions will continue to deteriorate throughout the day, but she'll really make her grand appearance later this evening. again the impact will be huge, pam, we're talking about 50 million people impacted. back to you. >> oh boy, as you keep mentioning it will be huge, thank you renee. >>> we have developing news happening right now in san jose. we'll tell you where firefighters are fighting a big warehouse fire right now. and how hurricane sandy is impacting the presidential race. >> westbound 24 looks good here, d
affect ecthe presidential race. much for you at 7:15, how the storm forced president obama to change his schedule just this morning. >>> 7:0. let's check in with sal. let's see how things are moving this morning. how is 280 looking. it's a little bit slow. had a little bit -- had a little bit of fog out there? it was foggier earlier. the fog is moving around. you can see slow traffic coming up around the corner. also looking at the commute at the bay bridge toll plaza, other busy area. as you can see, westbound is backed up to the maze. a thick monday if you look right there in the middle. i don't know if you can spot it. it is like spotting where's waldo. there a pickup stalled with the flashers on right there in the toll plaza. you can signed of -- you can -- you can kind of see it. it looks like we'll have to get a bridge crew out there. moving on to the peninsula, the traffic moving well on 101 and 280. but the fog is an issue. to talk more about that fog. >> there is a lot to go around, some areas are clear. other areas, is a wall of -- is a wall of fog. sometimes the fog can linger
with sandy. the obama administration's budget take away 3% of their funds including a billion dollar cut in disaster preparedness money. romney has also talked about making some of their services private in the past. a new york times report said that grants to local first responders have been cut 43% over the past two years. >> the gravy train may be ending somewhat, there is money going back but i could see that being hurt. >> reporter: the obama administration and the romney campaign have both softened their stance on fema cuts over the past few days. >> a 44-year-old facing charges in connection with an arson fire that damaged the law offices of the vallejo mayor. maude love pleaded not guilty to three counts of arson. the september 29th fire destroyed much of davis's law office. family members said that love suffer from mental illness. >> the vp hit the campaign trail in florida telling supporters that a romney presidenty would be bad news for women. >> imagine, imagine what the 40 years of progress, women have made in that country would -- what happened to it after four years of
both president obama and mitt romney are likely to put on those numbers. >>> happening now walmart holding a grand reopening at its store in richmond. but the retail giant is facing resis tense from some of its worker -- resistance from some of its workers. brian flores is at the store this morning. brian. >> reporter: hi, pam. good morning. we are here at the richmond a walmart. it's about 6:00 and the doors just opened. there is a couple things going on. the first thing you mentioned is the grand reopening of the particular store. the store has been here for years but they just completed a remodel of it. there is supposed to be a ceremony sometime this morning. there are already protestors out here. some of the workers say they are taking a stand against walmart calling for an end to harassment and retaliation. some walmart employees are planning a sit in inside the store. they are holding up signs also calling for walmart to change. we will be speaking with one of the employees coming up in the next 30 minutes. we are live here in richmond i'm brian flores. >>> workers at rayly'
in march. >>> time now just about 6:15. new this morning, president obama right now is head back to washington, d.c., after canceling a florida campaign appearance because of the approaching hurricane sandy. ktvu's scot mcfarland is on the streets of washington, d.c., to show us how it's affecting federal government, as well as the president's schedule. scott? >> reporter: dave, good morning. hurricane sandy has just arrived. the winds are picking up and for that reason, the u.s. government is closed -- congress shut down, the federal agencies -- irs and social security closed. as you mentioned, president obama returning here from a campaign stop in orlando this morning to oversee the response. here's a live look at atlantic city, new jersey. they're to the east of us along the shore. the winds are stronger and surf is stiff and nearing record levels. it will approach the record levels later tonight. we have a severe weather situation, so severe in washington, d.c., the instruction is quite clear. "stay indoors." here's president obama talking about hurricane sandy. >> reporter
. the public health department will do further tests. >>> minutes ago president obama spoke from the red cross headquarters. promising staff delivery to victims of super storm sandy. the message to his administration, no red tape. >> we will do everything we can to get resourceses to you and make sure that any unmet need is identified. we are responding to it as quickly as possible. i told the mayors and governors ring if they are getting no somewhere in the federal government, they can call me personally. >> the nation's capitol remains shut down. winds an rain have subsided. and ktvu scott mcfarland hags been tracking the storm's path much joins us live from washington, d.c. >> this city is emerging. slowly emerging. on d street, across the street from the u.s. capitol. the white truck that's about to drive by. >> traffic is light. all of that said, the u.s. government is poised to reopen tomorrow. >>> picking up lint and debris. cameras were found down the washington monument. 36 hours after the first raindrops fell, the major roads are passible again. and some flights have resumed in washi
it indicates how the economy is doing. last month it fell to 8% the lowest since obama took office in 2009. they will be the last one since the election. >>> it is part of a major reorganization and pay pal is combining 9 product development groups and job cuts come from streamlining that effort. company leaders say pay pal has developed a reputation as a bureaucrat particular workplace and it makes it more difficult to retain the best. >>> they say donations are rolling in to help them replace two large windows damaged by vandals. about 4:45 somebody threw glass bottles through the displays. nothing was stolen and it's not clear if they were followed by the giants world series. >>> and in january 20th 11, it is the only history museum in america. >>> coming up on 5:18 we want to go back over to sal and it was foggy, is it still out there? >> yes, pam, dave as we look at some of these pictures, the ones i can show you, it's not a problem in bay point, pittsburgh or antioch. so contra costa is not having a lot of fog. the fog is tending to move around and we will let you know more about tha
country. and president obama said mitt romney would enact tax cuts that favor the wealthy. mitt romney was in virginia. >> i will reach across the aisle and make with good democrats that love american and there are good democrats like that. i am going to meet with them once a year -- >> they mocked president obama's idea to create a secretary of business. he said adding another person to the cabinet won't add jobs on main street. >> the campaigns are still asking for money. with 5 days now till the election you may be wondering why there are still so many requests for donations, the money is needed to help get out the vote. >> they are paying stipens to people who are knocking on doors. >> the winner could depend on who does the best job on getting people to vote. money isologist needed to -- is also needed to pay off campaign debts. how will you vote? take our facebook quiz and find out how they align with your views. just "like" ktvu channel 2 news on facebook and you will find the quiz under our cover photo. >>> the opening of the surfing contest is now set. organizers say the conte
scrambled to board up windows and collect sandbags. speaking from fema headquarters, president obama said that residents need to take this storm very seriously and follow instructions from local officials. the storm expected to make landfall tonight into tomorrow. >>> thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. see you the next time news breaks. >> and we're here online. game 5 coming up in a few minutes in detroit, and if the giants win, they're world series champs. leave of it right here and we'll see you back here after the game. >> go, giants! >> that's right. go, giants!
to the storm. president obama said he's told first responders to get help to those in need as soon as possible. >> i want you to cut through bureaucracy, there's no excuse for inaction at this point. >> reporter: the president visited a red cross center. he said his administration preplanned for this storm, getting food, and other emergency supplies such as generatorred to the affected area. mitt romney staged his own emergency supply drop off. >> reporter: romney joined the line of workers accepting donations. he did not respond to questions from reporters. >>> we're expecting word on whether survivors from the san bruno blast can sue pg & e. the explosion killed eight people anddestroyed 38 homes. thoerpbs said yesterday -- >> more than 350 plaintiffs are involved in the massive civil case. pg & e has been trying to settle the claims. the civil ruling could open the door to a trial and larger damages determined by a jury. >>> whether you're headed to or expecting people coming from the east coast the sign says it all, cancelled. airport officials say there is a glimmer of hope. >> also, take
posttracking poll shows 49% of likely voters support president obama. while 48% say they're voting for his republican challenger mitt romney. >>> the candidates returned to the campaign trail this morning after several days off. >> right now we could be putting more people back to work now. fixing roads and bridges, making sure our schools are state of the art. >> reporter: the president is expected to travel nonstop until election day hitting the all important battleground states. he has set to return to ohio tomorrow. >> i'm going to reach across the aisle and meet with democrats who love america just like you love america, and there are good democrats like that. >> romney is expected to attend rallies in ohio and wisconsin tomorrow. >>> president obama received a big endorsement from new york city mayor michael bloomberg. he used this week's storm to highlight the president's warning about global warming. >>> the victim's wife says she still hasn't been allowed to see her husband's body. >> wilbur bartly's family shared photos and put out a plea. >> this is such a sad sad moment. not be
voters support president obama. while 48% say they're voting for his republican challenger mitt romney. >>> the candidates returned to the campaign trail this morning after several days off. >> right now we could be putting more people back to work now. fixing roads and bridges, making sure our schools are state of the art. >> reporter: the president is expected to travel nonstop until election day hitting the all important battleground states. he has set to return to ohio tomorrow. >> i'm going to reach across the aisle and meet with democrats who love america just like you love america, and there are good democrats like that. >> romney is expected to attend rallies in ohio and wisconsin tomorrow. >>> president obama received a big endorsement from new york city mayor michael bloomberg. he used this week's storm to highlight the president's warning about global warming. >>> the victim's wife says she still hasn't been allowed to see her husband's body. >> wilbur bartly's family shared photos and put out a plea. >> this is such a sad sad moment. not because of just what's been taken fr
. >>> in florida, half of voters are expected to take advantage of early voting. both president obama and mitt romney are encouraging early voting but where hurricane sandy is going to hit, they are expecting a much lower early voting turnout. >>> both the president and challenger mitt romney are canceling campaign stops in virginia. instead of appearing in virginia. he is headed back to ohio. ho canceled his stops and will also stop in ohio and florida before heading back to the white house to monitor the storm. >> he has led a key role for many years. but this year. typically both democrats and republicans are riding on that decision. both the president and mitt romney are neck and neck and they made more than a dozen stops to the state. >> they have been traveling to the buckeye states to get the last votes. >> this is a big deal. we are not picking a president for four years here. we are choosing a path for this country that will last a generation. >> mitt romney will stay in ohio until tuesday and bill clinton will be in ohio tomorrow afternoon. >>> california voters are tolerant of peopl
president obama took office. friday's enemployment report would be the last one released before next tuesday's election. >>> 7:17. gas prices on the east coast may shoot up because of hurricane sandy if oil production is disrupted. >>> hundreds are jobs are being cut by paypal. the job cuts are coming from that stream lining fort. the company officials say paypal has developed a reputation as a bureaucratic workplace and they are adding that makes it harder to attract and retain the best software engineers and designers. >>> jury selection begins for a san jose elementary school principal accused of failing to report a case of suspected child abuse by a cheecher -- teacher. prosecutors say the prince -- prosecutors say the principal failed to report the teacher's behavior. children started to come forward. that mother alled police and chandler came came forward. the principal faces a misdemeanor charge. >>> a union city woman faces at least 25 years in prison after a jury convicted her of killing michelle le. jurors announced a guilty verdict yesterday against 28- year-old giselle esthat ban
. they believe the obama administration isn't telling the truth about what happened. the administration has rejected a claim that it failed to swiftly send help. >> federal officials say employees at the massachusetts pharmacy tied to the meningitis outbreak knew that there was contamination but didn't investigate or correct the problem. the fda went through the  compounding center's records and found four dozen reports of potential contamination stretching back to january. steriod injections made by the pharmacy have been tied to the outbreak. 25 people have died and more than 300 have gotten sick. >>> two more chip munks have tested positive for the plague. 38 so far and three squirrels have tested positive. the first case of was found earlier this month, health officials are telling visitors to use caution while at tahoe area parks. rangers are also posting signs in the affected areas. >> city group has fired two analysts for leaking research on facebook before it's ipo. a security regulator in massachusetts said the city broke the law by sending research to tech crunch.com before fa
heads to ohio tomorrow in a change of plans because of hurricane sandy. president obama also canceled campaign events next week in northern virginia and colorado to moniter the storm, but not before stopping in new hampshire, where he criticized romney's economic plan. >> hes has been running around saying he has a 5-point plan for the economy. turns out that's 1-point plan. folks at the very top play by a different set of rules than you do did. >> after the event the president made an unexpected shop at the common man tavern in nearby merrimack and chatted with diners and when one woman offered to buy him a drink, he bought a round of brewed ale instead. >>> nightmare in new york city, the possibility motive of the alleged homicide of two kids at the hands of their nanny. >>> a cute, but dangerous cargo and what the man was trying to do with 15 tiger cubs. >>> coming up i will let you know if the warm weather lasts into your sunday and when we'll add rain chances to the long- range forecast. ve up to 15% on an ikea kitchen. our schools shouldn't be 47th in anything. when i see that
. president obama left florida to head straight to washington to deal with the storm. >> we are certain that this is going to be a slow-moving process to a wide swamp of the country, and millions of people are going to be affected. >> there are families in harm's way that will be hurt either in their possessions or perhaps in something more severe. >> severe indeed. already we are hearing reports that in the tri-state area, five people have fallen victim to this storm. reporting live from manhattan, karen colleed. now back to you. >>> republican presidential nominee mitt romney has also cancelled campaign events due to the storm. scratched an appearance in wisconsin tonight. paul ryan cancelled rallies in florida and both republicans cleared their campaign schedules tomorrow. >>> and superstorm sandy is turning lives upside down. giving you a look at the storm right now. it came ashore in new jersey earlier today, wind gusts 80 to 85 miles per hour. those winds are still gusting to 80 miles per hourment sandy is a post-trorm. it has merged with a winter storm and now is not only bringin
it off track just one week before election day. president barack obama has canceled all campaign dates. mitt romney has also reworked his campaign schedule and mitt romney has changed an appearance in ohio this morning from a campaign rally to a storm relief event. >>> time now san francisco police he investigating a homicide in the mission district. police say a young man was shot and died an hour later. it is still not clear what led up to that deadly gunfire. >>> oakland police say a late night san dove ended immediately. they had a report of a man in cans street. no arrests have been made and police have not told us what prompted this accident. >>> antolin garcia-torres was arrested in may in connection to sierra lemar's disappearance. volunteers continue to search for her and even though her body has not been found, antolin garcia-torres faces murder charges. >>> it is the second world series parade for the giants tomorrow. now in 2010, a million people turned out and a lot of preparation may serve you a lot of headaches. you can help folks plan can't you terror. >> if you plan on
. president obama also canceled campaign events next week in northern virginia and colorado to moniter the storm, but not before stopping in new hampshire, where he criticized romney's economic plan. >> hes has been running around saying he has a 5-point plan for the economy. turns out that's 1-point plan. folks at the very top play by a different set of rules than you do did. >> after the event the president made an unexpected shop at the common man tavern in nearby merrimack and chatted with diners and when one woman offered to buy him a drink, he bought a round of brewed ale instead. >>> nightmare in new york city, the possibility motive of the alleged homicide of two kids at the hands of their nanny. >>> a [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah, blah, blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no, we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is sh
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